Although I've had 4 of the 11 criteria for years, it wasn't until I had a positive ANA (2,306) did I get a diagnosis (9/07). On that visit he ran more of the specific autoimmune tests and my anti dsDNA was 2,256.
I did have an old rheumy back where I use to live that said I probably had lupus but might never have the test results to prove it. He was a good doctor and treated me for lupus without the positive blood tests.
SLE 9/07, FMS '90's, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Sinus Tach, PVC's, Kidney Stones, RLS, Parotid Neurofibroma 8/04, Cervical Cancer 9/06
Clinoril, Toprol XL, Prozac, Zyrtec-D, Zocor, Vitamins B6 & B12, Folic Acid, Loratab ,Percoset, Toradol
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.